Honda CR-V – RANKINGS, COMPARISONS AND INFORMATION SHEETS
WHY IS THIS INFORMATION IMPORTANT?
This page will tell you everything that you need to know about this SUV. Buying a vehicle is a huge accomplishment and a large financial outlay. We want you to have as much information as possible, so that you can make the best decision for you.
The Honda CR-V is a SUV manufactured by Japanese automaker Honda since 1995 and introduced in the North American market in 1997. It uses the Honda Civic platform with an SUV body design. The CR-V is Honda’s mid-range utility vehicle, slotting between the smaller Honda HR-V and the larger North American market Honda Pilot. Honda states “CR-V” stands for “Comfortable Runabout Vehicle,” while the term “Compact Recreational Vehicle” is used in a British car review article that was republished by Honda.
Honda began producing the CR-V in Sayama, Japan, and Swindon, United Kingdom, for worldwide markets, adding North American manufacturing sites in East Liberty, Ohio, United States, in 2007; El Salto, Jalisco, Mexico, in late 2007 (ended in early 2017); Alliston, Ontario, Canada, in 2012; and Greensburg, Indiana, United States, in February 2017. The CR-V is also produced in Wuhan (Hubei province) for the Chinese market by the Dongfeng Honda Automobile Company, a joint venture with Dongfeng Motor Corporation.
— Source Wikipedia
- Official Page – Honda CR-V
- Price: Starts at $30,770 CAD
- Comparable to: Honda Tucson, Jeep Compass, Ford Escape
- Maintenance costs: Approximately $4,260 over 10 years.
REVIEWS AND IMPRESSIONS
We have put together as many reviews and impressions as we could find. Each finds a way to touch upon something that the others missed. If you are serious about this vehicle then these videos are worth watching. If you have review or first impressions that helped you and that aren’t listed here, please contact us!
SCORES BY PUBLICATION:
Kelley Blue Book: 4.7 / 5
USNews: 8.9 / 10
Edmunds: 8.1 / 10
J.D. Power: 83/ 100
Car and Driver: 9 / 10
Motortrend: 9 / 10
CNet: 7.9 / 10
What the critics have to say…
The 2022 Honda CR-V does just about everything well. It’s roomy, comfortable, upscale, and easy to drive. It also gets good gas mileage and comes with plenty of standard driver assistance features.USNews
This latest-generation Honda CR-V debuted for the 2017 model year, meaning it’s one of the oldest small SUVs on the market. And yet Honda has somehow come up with such a compelling overall package that the CR-V is still one of our top recommendations.Edmunds
HOW DOES IT DRIVE?
Even with direct fuel injection and a turbocharger pumping extra air into its quartet of cylinders, the CR-V’s small-displacement engine only delivers 190 hp. On paper, that’s a rather unimpressive figure, but in practice there’s nothing to worry about.CNET
The CR-V’s turbocharged engine provides quick acceleration compared to other small SUVs with base engines. In our testing, our all-wheel-drive CR-V sprinted from 0 to 60 mph in 8.2 seconds. Thrilling? No, but it’s more than adequate for the day-to-day commute. We’re generally not fans of continuously variable automatic transmissions because of their awkward power delivery, but the CR-V’s is an exception, delivering a fairly natural response in most situations.Edmunds
IS IT RELIABLE AND HIGH QUALITY?
Is the Honda CR-V Reliable?
The 2022 Honda CR-V has a predicted reliability score of 84 out of 100. A J.D. Power predicted reliability score of 91-100 is considered the Best, 81-90 is Great, 70-80 is Average, and 0-69 is Fair and considered below average.
Honda CR-V Warranty
Honda covers the CR-V with a three-year/36,000-mile basic warranty and a five-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty.
HOW COMFORTABLE IS IT?
The CR-V’s ride is quiet and smooth. You might notice some wind and tire noise, even the occasional engine revs when accelerating, but it’s nothing out of the ordinary. The CR-V is comfortable on rougher road surfaces too. That’s the case even in the Touring trim, which has the larger 19-inch wheels and shorter (less cushy) tire sidewalls.Edmunds
A stylish and spacious interior creates a cool and comfortable environment in the CR-V. Quality materials and a familiar layout combine for a contemporary look and feel. A tasteful balance of faux-wood accents, chromed plastic, and brushed-satin finishes looked particularly upscale in the Touring version we tested. Supportive and nicely sculpted front seats hug their occupants in all the right places.Car and Driver
WHAT IS THE INTERIOR LIKE?
The CR-V has wide front and rear door openings that provide ample clearance on the way in. Occupants will have little difficulty entering or exiting. Once inside, the driver’s seat and tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel offer plenty of adjustability. The CR-V’s interior dimensions are generally larger than those of rivals, and rear seating space is among the biggest you’ll find in a small SUV. Four full-size adults will fit with little problem.Edmunds
This Honda’s interior is easy to like, but one thing could be improved and it’s right in front of the driver. The CR-V’s instrument cluster looks weird, an odd combination of analog gauges and a digital display. Yes, it shows plenty of information and, no, it’s not hard to read, but the layout and colors used are just unattractive.CNET
WHAT IS THE TECHNOLOGY LIKE?
All CR-Vs but the most basic model come with a 7-inch touchscreen front and center on the dashboard. This display is a little smaller than I’d like to see, but it’s easy to reach, being mounted up high, plus there’s a volume knob, which was not always the case with Hondas in recent model years. Unfortunately, a tuning dial is nowhere to be found, if you still use that sort of thing.CNET
Infotainment is one of the CR-V’s few weaknesses. Most rivals have more standard infotainment features, such as touch screens and smartphone connectivity. Those features come in all trims but the base trim of this Honda, but even when equipped with the better infotainment system, you’ll find that the menu layouts aren’t intuitive and the response times are slow, making the system frustrating to use.USNews
WHAT IS THE CARGO SPACE LIKE?
Leading its class in cargo volume and luggage space, the CR-V not only earns high marks in those subjects, but also by way of its inclusion of user-friendly and useful equipment. We managed to fit 10 carry-on suitcases behind the rear seat, which matched the CX-5 and the Ford Escape. Fold the back seat flat, and the Honda offers best-in-class luggage space.Car and Driver
One of the CR-V’s defining traits is its massive storage space. There’s 39.2 cubic feet behind the rear seats. You can also easily fold them down and increase capacity to 75.8 cubic feet. Small-item storage is also exceptional. The deep center console is configurable with a sliding tray that doubles as a cover for valuables.Edmunds
IS THIS VEHICLE A GOOD VALUE?
There’s plenty to like about the Honda CR-V, from its spacious, well-built interior to the impressive fuel economy it returns. Pricing is another laudable attribute of this crossover. Including $1,120 in destination charges, you can drive home in a base LX model for $26,170.CNET
IS THE Hyundai Tucson A GOOD SUV?
Yes, the Honda CR-V is a good SUV. It delivers energetic acceleration and a comfortable ride, and it gets good gas mileage. The interior looks and feels upscale. Both rows of seats are spacious and comfortable, and the cargo hold is one of the largest in the compact SUV class. This Honda’s only real weaknesses are its short standard features list in the base trim and its moderately frustrating infotainment controls.USNews
THE FINAL WORD
The Honda CR-V does just about everything better than its competitors. From gas mileage to cargo space this vehicle is a top dog in its segment.